I have an 02 Passat and we looked at the battery after reading about most of them NOT being sealed. Mine has a built in handle on it and I can see NO place whatsoever to pry up to put in water. My husband insists it is a sealed battery. This is the original battery, though. Did some VW's come with a sealed battery? The only sticker on top is a caution sticker regarding acid inside. It definitely looks like a very solid top with the built-in handle. Any suggestions or answers?? Thanks!